High-performance energy-efficient lighting systems pay for themselves quickly by cutting energy costs by up to 70% and maintenance costs up to 90%, because these state-of-the-art lighting technologies can last 2 to 5 times longer than traditional outdoor lights. The U.S. Department of Energy has supported the advancement of high-efficiency outdoor lighting and controls solutions through a number of initiatives, including the Solid-State Lighting Program, the Better Buildings Alliance Lighting & Electrical Technology Research Team, and the Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign. Progress is being made! Based on the U.S. Department of Energy's 2015 U.S. Lighting Market Characterization, the outdoor sector ranks highest in LED penetration, at 23% of that sector's lighting inventory (up from 8% in 2010).
Don’t get left behind when it comes to saving money and energy when selecting a new or upgraded lighting system for your parking lots or structures. This toolkit brings together the key resources you will need to make sound decisions.